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. >> >> "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program "wall street journal report." no now, maria bartiromo. >> here's a look at what is making news. some surprisingly good news about america's economy. the labor department says 146,000 new jobs were created in november. much better than economists' expectations. the unemployment rate drop theed 2/10 of a percent now at 7.7%. the best number since december of twachlt the labor department says superstorm sandy had little affect on those numbers. >>> the markets continue their familiar pattern of following the latest word or words or hopes on the fiscal cliff. no major moves during the week, but several times the market ran out of steam toward the end of the trading session. as for the fiscal cliff, the house of representatives left for a long weekend on wednesday. while there may be some behind-the-scenes action in terms of the talk no one from the house is home. they announced 11,000 layoffs from citi. the markets liked the move. the stock rallied on the expense cuts. netflix and disney
that the president of afghanistan, america's ally, told me that the u.s. is partly to blame for the insecurity that continues here. but that was his unmistakable message today. >> for a number of years now, there is a growing perception in afghanistan that a significant apart of the insecurity in afghanistan is caused by the way the united states and some of its allies promoted lawlessness in afghanistan. spreading corruption in afghanistan, by employing private security firms who became a law into their own hands, there were also contracts and contractors for all supplies, and all of the supplies, they were run over with corruption. >> would you agree that some of these would be intentional in the security, brought by nato and the united states? >> there is a very strong perception that some of that security is intentional, yes. >> reporter: i also asked president karzai what he would say to an american family who lost a loved one in this war. he said that the afghan people are grateful for the sacrifice but accused u.s. leaders of being more interested in american security than the sacrifice
.99, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin'. >>> welcome to the wendy's post game report. here now bob costas. >> the packers take a game lead over chicago with a win at soldier field next week. they're only a half game back from the 49ers from the number two seed in the nfc and the niners have to play the patriots in foxborough next week. stars of the game, aaron rodgers, didn't throw for a td, but did have a long td run. trammen williams, a lot of man coverage on calvin johnson. you are never going to stop him. but when the game was in doubt, held him very much in check. >> michele: you had just 16 offensive plays in the first half. your coach mike mccarthy told you at half time throw the stats out of the window, we're going to go win this thing. how did you change things? >> we still had 22 minutes in possession, so it was an ugly win. ugly wins are better than tough losses. we're first in the division right now, three left. big week next week in chicago, a chance to go two game up in the division. so it will be a quick turn around. >> michele: how much improved is this run
gift from the founder. he responds to apple's critics, why can't you be a made in america company? and hints about what may be the next big thing. >> we're living the jetsons with this. when you turn on the tv -- >> television is still television. >>> also tonight, the conversation every family should have, the decision faced by every family. so why do so many get it wrong and regret it? harry smith gives us a very intimate look inside one place where they're trying to change that. >> give me as much time as i can get. but keep me comfortable. >>> also tonight, ann curry travels to new zealand to visit film director peter jackson. can his hotly anticipated new movie "the hobbit" possibly live up to "the lord of the rings"? >> one of my favorite characters. >> ann goes inside his magical world. >> now we're really in trouble. >> yeah, where are we looking? oh, dear. >> that and more tonight as "rock center" gets under way. >>> good evening and welcome to "rock center." the impact of apple on life in america is well established by any standard. they have changed our electronics and
across america. millions of folks, myself among them, doing a lot of last-minute shopping. nbc's michelle franzen is along 5th avenue here in midtown manhattan where the buying seems to be brisk. michelle, good evening. >> reporter: well, good evening, lester. shoppers are out tonight on this last saturday before christmas, typically one of the busiest days of the shopping season. whether shoppers are wrapping up gift buying or just getting started. but for some, that uncertainty over the fiscal economy is also affecting how much they'll spend. with just three more days to shop before christmas, the crowds are out in full force on this super saturday. >> i know who i need to buy for but not what i'm buying yet. >> reporter: even as uncertainty over the fiscal cliff is on the minds of some shoppers. >> it's sort of scary. it's concerning. >> reporter: a poll out this week of 1500 americans showed that 17% are planning to spend less due to money concerns. still, retail analysts say holiday sales are ontrack to rise 4.1% to $586 billion the most optimistic forecast since the recession. >> if
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to antarctica, then up south america so he doesn't come from london across. we had more time than we thought. >> buy your time. >> now they've memorized the entire globe. remember when santa was over ecuador? whew, that was close. that was close. we only had a few minutes but we put the carrots on the roof of our building because that's where santa lands with the reindeer. >> also clever. >> we left a bunch of full-sized carrots. in fact, they gnawed them down to the nubs. >> wow, that's what they needed to get through the rest of the night. >> cookies from santa? >> yes, and the milk. did a nice job. >> i gave my mom some gold earrings. this happens, you know. you get -- the presents all get unwrapped, it's chaos, and one of the earrings is suddenly missing. there ensued the proverbial hard target search throughout the house. trash was emptied, looked through. there was even a theory at one point it might have been in the egg casserole that my mom had made. we were all careful chewing. >> did you get through it? >> we were worried we would chew on the earring. will gold melt at that tempera
again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason, you cannot get stuff done in an organized time table. like everything always have to wait until the last minute. we are now at the last minute. the american people will not have patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> down to the wire. the last-ditch effort to avoid the physical plant is under way in washington. good evening. -- to avoid the fiscal flifcliff is underway in washington. good evening. first, the third time is the term. a storm turning tonight into a snowy and slushy saturday night. let's check with our meteorologist. >> after seeing the latest computer model, my thinking has not changed much forecast wise. this will not be a blockbuster storm. respectable in some areas. snow stuck between 3:00 and 6:00 in the morning. it will end during the mid to late afternoon hours. it will probably mixed with rain south and east of the i-95 corp. anywhere from 1 inch in southern suburbs to 3 0r 4 inches in areas like carroll county. i will break that down when i come back in a few m
. that is discouraging to america's ceo's. >> we still have the big problem of how we are going to fix our deficit and debt in the country. we know the parties have to work together, and we know we have to resolve this as quickly as possible. >> wall street is keeping a close eye on talks in washington. analysts are worried that any delay could rattle already fragile markets. >> two weeks after the tragedy at sandy hook elementary, the topic of gun-control has heated up at the state and federal levels and as talk of legislative action increases, so do gun sales. then sales have spiked across the nation as people are buying guns that are now legal but may not be if new legislation passes. maryland is no exception. there were 7200 applications in november, but following the shooting, those numbers do to be spiking. >> we do not have part numbers for december but we believe we are looking at over 8200 purchase applications. >> in 2011, more than 46,000 purchase applications were processed. by the end of the year, police protect 62,000 will be handled. a man remains in a coma after being beaten at a h
announced it will vote on other bills tonight. >> that means america will, indeed, fall of the fiscal cliff at midnight, at least technically. sally kidd is in washington with more. >> the two sides say they are very close to a final deal, but there is still a major sticking point. congress is going to miss its midnight deadline. just hours to go in the fiscal cliff is in sight. >> i can report that we have reached a deal on all the tax issues. >> the agreement looks like this. taxes will go up on folks earning more than $250,000 a year. tax credits for college tuition, clean energy and for those with children would be extended as well. >> it is not done. >> there are still some things to be resolved before it can bring legislation to the floor. >> in an afternoon briefing, president obama said he will not accept the deal that slashes spending without raising taxes, too. >> if they think that is going to be the formula for how we solve this thing, that is not how it is going to work. >> republicans reacted this way. >> i know the president has done heckling congress. i think he lost probabl
, too. after a last-minute frenzy in malls across america -- >> i am not going over my limit. >> american settled down for christmas. some will come to the holiday inn church, giving prayer's and thanks with their family. for americans in afghanistan, at a christmas feast with a reminder of life back in the states and the loved ones they left behind. >> i do feel homesick. >> i miss the opportunity to be with my family. many of these soldiers realize that price. >> with america winding down its wars, there is a lot to look forward to. >> welcome home! >> these warriors are back on the home front. what better gift for christmas than a family reunion? lawmakers are not getting much of a break. they are coming back to the capitol to finish their fight over the fiscal cliff. >> anyone who has not taken advantage of the tax credit, act fast. you have a few days to save hundreds of dollars. officials are reminding all consumers to postmarked applications by december 31 or you'll have to wait another year. the legislation in 2007 by the state general assembly. homeowners must submit
america. >> gun violence is a public health at epidemic. a public health epidemic. it is impacting each and everyone of us. >> it is time to act. there should be no more excuses. >> chief johnson along with the chief executive are calling for background checks and they want to see an end to the sale a full salt and assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. he reiterated a plea to gun owners to make sure their weapons are properly stored. >> president obama said he would do whatever in the power his office holds. two children and -- 20 children and six adults were murdered by adam lanza. the nation could be at a tipping point and it is time to think about reinstating the assault weapons ban and also make it harder for the mentally ill to obtain a weapon. police say adam lanza was carrying an arsenal of ammunition when he opened fire at sandy hook elementary. >> we need to accept the reality that we're not doing enough to protect our citizens. >> the shooting has revived a dormant discussion gun-control. >> lettis finally passed -- and let us finally pass common sense laz. >> --
or minutes. >> friday, the nra called for armed guards in every school in america. the nation waits on the political left -- political cliffhanger. the message to lawmakers as the nation move closer to the fiscal cliff. santa claus comes to town. why it means even more to these kids. >> if you like to wait until the last minute to get your shopping done, stores are offering big discounts to attract last-minute shoppers. some are stope -- staying open days at a time. procrastinators should not wait too long. two more days until christmas. for those who have fallen on hard times, an annual tradition makes all of the difference. nearly 150 children were treated to christmas early. >> it was a cold day to wait outside for a party but the promise of a free christmas warmed up the spirits of needy families. >> mary christmas! [applause] >> his arrival was the big moment any child who came to the party got to meet him. each child received a gift from a mound of presence donated by the curtis bay athletic club. for 33 years, the club has thrown this party and one of its members has been the
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did i hear? starbucks needs more stores in america to cut down the lines, high-quality problem, turning around europe, taking india by storm, talking about adding thousands upon thousands of stores throughout china, even showed you numbers that said unlike yum, kentucky fried chicken, it hasn't seen any deceleration in china. these are my ears like i listen, these are my eyes, i've watched. howard schultz, call me crazy, made major fortunes investing with them, my bad. and then i heard the questions from the audience, i didn't even listen. what were they looking at versus what i was looking at? they were looking at john carter, i was looking at the new bond movie. one after another, they were all downbeat. is the expansion too rapid? is china any good? whether demand for expensive coffee is there. i was waiting for a guy to say, listen, that triple cappuccino stinks. if i were howard, i would tell them to take a hike. they were too negative versus what the company's up to. their pessimism? opportunity. starbucks was actually down. one time -- i have the apple ipad, you know, th
. >> it more russian children are adopted here in america than any other country. we're talking tens of thousands of country over the last 20 years or so. as of this morning, russia has just made this illegal effective immediately in a sort of diplomatic dispute with the u.s. that seems to have very little to do with the children. they're like any proud parent. americans posting their stories of adopting russian children, showing their happiness on the internet. >> so we're leaving. >> this family traveled to russia in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you've gotten to be a big boy. >> a head full of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> it's a million pieces of paper. you laugh about it, but it really is quite an intensive process. >> now at home, ben just turned 7, very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> celebrating the holidays, last christmas they decided to adopt a second russian child, prepared to work through those sticky wheels of bureaucracy all over again. now it's politi
to wondered $50,000. investigators say the fire was accidental. >> america may be going over the fiscal cliff. that prediction from the senate majority leader today after u.s. senators and president obama cut their vacation sure to return to washington. but there is no deal yet and there's a lot of criticism of house members who are still at home, at least until sunday night. jennifer jackson has the latest. >> the senate is back to work as the clock ticks and america gets closer to going over the fiscal cliff. president obama has also returned to washington. house members are still home for the holidays peeping >> i cannot imagine their consciences, wherever they are around the country. we are trying to get something done. >> harry reid is blaming house speaker john boehner for the stalemate and predicts new deal will happen before the end of the year. house republicans have rejected any compromise where the wealthiest americans no longer get a tax cut. others are still optimistic. >> these deals come together at the last minute. to paraphrase ronald reagan, there has got to be a pony here s
in america who don't think taxes should be raised on the ridge are the republicans who work in this building. >> make no mistake. the only reason democrats have been trying to deflect attention on to me and my colleagues over the past few weeks, they don't have a plan of their own that could get bipartisan support. >> reporter: taxes go up for every worker next week. unemployment benefits for those out of the job longest run out. deep spending cuts kick in that could hasten a recession. and that hits a nerve. >> it really upsets me, because the government is supposed to be working for the people. and i don't see that. >> i wish they would hurry up and make a decision, one way or the other. >> reporter: today, even house chaplain's daily prayer -- >> as this chamber lies silent still -- >> reporter: reflected the painful wait for a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. >> send a spirit of wisdom and good judgment upon the leaders of congress that they might forge a solution to assuage the concerns of their fellow citizens. >> reporter: house gop leadership is did call members back to work this sund
've got a huge opportunity around energy. we are producing more energy and america can become an energy exporter. how do we do that in a way that also deals with some of the environmental challenges that we have at the same time. so that's going to be a third thing. but the most immediate thing i've got to do, starting on january 1st, if congress doesn't act before the end of the year, is make sure that taxes are not going up on middle class families. and because it is going to be very hard for the economy to sustain its current growth trends if suddenly we have a huge bite taken out of the average americans' paycheck. >> those are four huge things, you didn't mention after newtown, although i know you're thinking about it, new gun regulations. mayor bloomberg of new york told me couple of weeks ago on this program, that ought to be your number one agenda item. you know how hard this is. do you have the stomach for the political fight for new gun control laws? >> you know, david, i think anybody who was up in newtown, who talked to the parents, who talked to the families, understands th
now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, the "wall street journal" report. now, maria bartiromo. >> all that ahead, but first, here's fill griffith with the look at the stories making headlines this week. >> thanks, maria. here's what's making news as we are heading into a new week and new year on wall street. congress is working the weekend, attempting to avert some part of that $6 billion in automatic tax increases and the spending cuts that are set to kick in on january 1st. that fiscal cliff and its potential impact on our economy brought lawmakers from both houses to washington for last-minute negotiations. concerns about the cliff spooked investors, the holiday shortened trading week was lighter in volume but higher in volatility. the worst decline of the month on thursday after a disappointing read on consumer confident and some public statements by congressional leaders. and yet with one final trading day to go, all the major averages were still showing positive performance for the year of 2012. meantime, the u.s. is set to reach the debt limit on monday
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court sz. >> how do you see it? >> marriage equality is part of america's future. we saw that in state after state in the last election. the supreme court will take up the issue, and i hope that they understand as most of us do that this is part of our future. marriage equality and the equal treatment of people who have made this decision is part of what america is all about. >> final point, senator durbin. susan rice. will she be the president's secretary of state nominee and could she get confirmed in the senate at this point? >> i can't say that because the president has not told me what his decision will be. there have been two excellent names mentioned, ambassador rice and my colleague, senator kerry. either one of them would have a tough job following the great job of hillary clinton, but they could both serve this country in an extraordinary way as secretary of state. >> you're saying that rice could get confirmed? >> i do believe so. i think at the end, some of the criticisms against her have been unwarranted. many have gone just too far. there is really a basic feeling of fair
but the deadline is fast approaching and america is hours away from going over the fiscal cliff. >> the house will be in order. >> the house and senate are back in session. america faces the fiscal cliff. >> americans are still threatened with a tax hike in just a few hours. i hope we can keep in mind our single most important goal is to protect middle-class families. >> democrats have agreed to extend tax cuts for people making up to $400,000. it is higher than the $250,000 limit the president wanted. the hope is that instead of a grand bargain, a smaller package gets passed with the real job being pushed up until the new year about this whole thing is a national embarrassment. i think it is an embarrassment to the president and both sides of the aisle and both the house and of the senate panel without a deal, americans will face over $530 billion in tax increases at $110 billion in spending cuts for the military and other federal agencies. federal workers could be furloughed or laid off. brain-dead need across-the-board spending cuts to get the same percentage cuts to wasteful and on needed
a last-minute shopping frenzy in malls across america -- >> i am not going over my limit. >> americans settled down for christmas. some of them this holiday in church, giving prayers' and things with their family. for americans serving in afghanistan, the christmas feast was a bittersweet reminder of life in the states, and the loved ones they left behind. >> and the opportunity to view of my family and mom -- to be with my family,, this job comes with a price. soldiers realize those prices. >> with america winding down its wars, there is a lot to look forward to. just in time for the holidays, these wars are back on the home front. and what better gift for christmas than a family reunion? lawmakers are not getting much of a break. they are heading back to the capital to finish their fight over the physical cliff. >> there is late word tonight that president obama will cut short his christmas holiday in hawaii. he plans to leave for washington tomorrow night. he and lawmakers will try to prevent the economy from going over the fiscal cliff. anyone who has not taken advantage of the hom
stands ready at america's biggest block party. >> 54 checkpoints into the core at times square area. people will be safe. we believe it's the safest location in america, times square. >> reporter: unlike new year's celebrations past, nypd has received no specific threats this year, but will be on high alert for signs of trouble in whatever form it may come. >> we use our helicopters in the air, observation posts. we have chemical radiologic al, police on scooters. it is a major commitment on the part of the department. >> reporter: and the department gets major kudos from this former secret service agent who safeguarded president obama in venues large and small. >> the world has changed so the game has changed and people want to see that force there. they want to see the uniforms and the police personnel, they want to see those tactical teams on the ground. it gives them a sense of security. >> security aside, preparations for fun and games have been ongoing for days. 2013 is in place. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: the confetti has been tested. yes, they actually test it. and the
less reliant on imports to meet our demand. >> reporter: importantly, america is using nearly 700,000 fewer barrels of oil each year than we did back in 2007. so with domestic production rising, does that mean we'll never again have to worry about $4 or $5 a gallon gas? well, not yet. >> there is a very real, very good possibility that we see $4 a gallon nationally here this spring. $5 a gallon is still something we're looking at. wouldn't be surprised to see a few pumps at $5 a gallon, should there be another refining issue. >> reporter: for now, americans will have a few extra dollars in their pockets to spend on family and friends this holiday season. we should note that the folks in new york hit hard by hurricane sandy are still paying, on average, $3.81 a gallon, 50 cents more than the rest of the country. prices there are also expected to start coming down. matt, back to you. >> tom costello, thank you very much. savann savannah? >>> the first family attended a party last night. peter alexander has more on this story. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning
, america goes after a bridge over the fiscal cliff. the spending cuts and tax hikes are expected to take effect. >> the night before the fiscal cliff. the senate gave up until tomorrow. >> there is still time to reach an agreement. >> they dropped the demand to cut social security. >> i am optimistic we can live move legislation and get this averted before tomorrow. >> the taxes will go up on most americans. huge cuts kick in. >> i think it is obvious president obama wants us to go over the fiscal cliff. >> president obama blamed republicans. >> they say the biggest priority is making sure they deal with the deficit in a significant way. they are behaving in a way that they're only priority is that the tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. blacks mitch mcconnell is vowing to find out. -- >> mitch mcconnell is vowing to find out. >> can the senate veteran help congress tumble to a deal on the last day? >> if we do go off the fiscal cliff, congress would be more likely to make a deal. members could claim they are cutting taxes. >> thank you. if america does fall off the fi
from terrorism. part of the insecurity is coming to us from the structures that america created in afghanistan in the private security firms. the contractors that they promoted at the cost of afghan people. and the way they behaved with afghan people and the anger that has caused in the afghan people, and the resulting insecurity. >> would you say you believe that some of these would be intentional insecurity brought by nato in the united states? >> there is a very strong perception that some of that insecurity is intentional, yes. >> reporter: and when i asked him if he trusted the united states' motives in afghanistan he said, once bitten, twice shy. natalie? >> thanks so much, atia. >>> a new york city homeless man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man pushed in front of a subway train. 30-year-old naeem davis is being held without bail. he served two years in prison for robbery. on wednesday, the victim's family spoke out. his daughter says she wishes someone had helped her father off the tracks but said, quote, what is done is done. >>> a candle l
craze. ♪ chris: our last contestant mitt romney. >> america america god shed his grace on thee ♪ chris: the unanimous vote here. >> i like colin powell. i just like that. here's a guy, younger than i am but we're getting up in years. chris: knew all the lyrics even if we didn't. >> every once in a while president obama likes to challenge his black soul side and you saw it coming out there. >> i'll go with simpson every time. >> this is a disturbing trend. this singing on the campaign trail. >> especially when you can't sing. chris: are we going to have a singing primary? when we come back more of our awards. the annual chutzpah prize is coming up. and the biggest mystery, plus the turning points of 2012. and who had the very best year this year? be right back. chris: welcome back. it's time for one of my favorite awards every year, the chutzpah prize. who had the biggest nerve this year? was it former general electric c.e.o. jack welch suggesting the white house somehow cooked the books when the unemployment rate suddenly dropped the month before the election? here he was on "hardball.
. >>> and more on the late senator inouye. >>> and what's on the menu? america's most expensive christmas dinner. you're watching "early today." . >>> hi, i'm stationed at airsam air base. i wanted wish a merry christmas to my son and boys. merry christmas. >> i'm in southwest asia. i wanted to wish a very merry christmas to my wife, kara, and beautiful daughters. i'll be home soon, and i hope you have a great christmas and happy new year. >> and happy holidays to you, as well. >>> here are some stories making news this morning. activists in syria see government warplanes attacked a bakery in a rebel-held town killing people including children. it appears to be one of the deadliest aerial attacks in the nearly two-year-long civil war. >>> michael crapo is sorry after been arrested and driving under the influence near washington, d.c., early sunday. >>> and in honolulu, president obama and the first lady attended a memorial service for senator daniel inouye, the world war ii veteran who died last week at age 88 after serving nearly 50 years in congress. >>> the markets will be open for a half day
or more on your walmart credit card and get no interest if paid in full within 12 months. america's gift headquarters. walmart. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. [ man ] hello!!!! hello!!!! [ all ] ohh! that is crazy! are you kidding me? let me see! oh! what! that's insane! noooo! mr. woodson? oh hello! hello! [ whistles ] hello! [ all ] hello! [ coach ] caleb, i've got someone i want you to meet. hello. [ male announcer ] at&t. the nation's largest 4g network. covering 3,000 more 4g cities and towns than verizon. rethink possible. >> al: one final game afc playoff picture. the six teams are in, period. nobody is left in the hunt. the question becomes who gets the two byes. right now houston and denver, 1-2. obviously, if t
in these cases. >> america drives off that fiscal cliff in a few days. in washington, it appears there is no one try to put up a roadblock. is there time to reach a deal? >> the ravens stick to the plan for rayless. the latest on his status and the road trips in 2013. >> as this big storm winds down, we have another one on the horizon. we check the seven best forecast. some light rain in downtown baltimore. the weather is next. >> for retailers this was the weakest shopping season since 2008. electronics and jewelry came in below expectations. retailers are hoping americans go on a post holiday shopping binge. a financial storm of sorts looms tonight as the deadline to avoid having the economy over the fiscal clifton years. as president obama is on his way back to washington, some lawmakers are expected to get back to the nation's capital. >> with five days left to reach an agreement, doubts are growing that the white house and republicans can cut a deal in time. after spending part his christmas holiday visiting presidenthow y. hawaii, obama will return to resume talks. formal negotiations have
: the safety culture is spreading, accident rates are dropping, in russia, africa, latin america. experts say there is a real danger here. just when you start to think it can't happen again is very often when you're most vulnerable. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> when we continue on this new year's eve, two men who have learned some hard lessons, now passing them on and making a difference. the boys use capital one venture miles for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their buddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. what's in your wallet? hut! i've always kept my eye on her... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that
delicious dunkin' donuts coffee anytime. best vacation ever! pick some up where you buy groceries. america runs on dunkin'. >>> just ahead, we're getting a jump-start on your new year's resolution to lose the weight. >>> and ideas for throwing a kid friend friendly new year's eve bash. 2% on groceries. 3% on gas. automatically. no hoops to jump through. that's 1% back on... [ toy robot sounds ] 2% on pumpkin pie. and apple. 3% back on 4 trips to the airport. it's as easy as... -[ man ] 1... -[ woman ] 2... [ woman ] 3. [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. >> this is wbal-tv 11 news. >> good morning. things are improving behind yesterday's storm then th. we have some strong winds impacting the state today, possibly gusting up to 45 miles per hour than they temperatures in the upper 30's, low 40's this qt >>> 2012, of course, is filled with the pageantry of the olympic games in london, hard fought election and royal baby news. tomorrow and "today," we will take a look back at the biggest headline makers and how we covered them
across america and around the world this christmas night. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. i'm carl quintanilla in tonight for brian. a large part of the country doesn't have to dream of a white christmas tonight. we are getting it. a major winter storm is bringing snow and thunderstorms to texas, oklahoma, alabama and arkansas. but that's not the only threat. tornadoes are a big concern along the gulf coast as the storm now moves to the north and east, threatening holiday travel. we have two reports tonight from those who cover it best, our friends at the weather channel. we begin with meteorologist jim cantore in hattiesburg, mississippi. >> reporter: this tornado outbreak is far from over. we've already had damage with injuries off to my south. and we are just under way with this multifaceted storm. there's no reason why birmingham and atlanta will not deal with severe thunderstorms. travel not recommended, arkansas all the way up into kentucky, southern illinois, missouri. that's where the blizzard conditions, nine states right now under blizzard conditions. on wednesday,
include central and south america, a lot of people wear special underwear to ring in the new year. >> in brazil, they wear white and brand new underwear. i guess you want to start things off right. start fresh. >> i can sign on to this tradition. okay. don't get a close-up on me. i'm for new underwear. okay. what else? >> let's go to denmark, perhaps. people jump off chairs in unison at midnight. that's to rid people of negative spirits from the previous year. >> all right. >> good one. >> spain, natalie, you know about this one. we're going to show it. >> we're going to demo. it sounds easy to eat 12 grapes. it is not easy. >> do we have the chimes? >> we're going to do it. so 30 seconds on the clock, please. >> this should go well. >> are we going to hear this? [ chiming ] >> you can't even get them in your mouth. oh, my -- good work. >> thank you. this is what happens when you've been pounding campaign all night. you can't deliver a grape into your mouth at close range. >> i'm dead sober. how do they do this drunk? >> you littered the floor with grapes. >> i'm sorry. >> they di
from the culinary institute of america. >> hi, my name is aubrey, and today, i'm going to tell you and show you what to do with those old bananas. sometimes, we just buy way too many bananas, and before you can slice them all on your cereal, they turn black. today, i'm going to show you what you can do with those bananas instead of making banana bread. this recipe calls for frozen bananas, so let's pretend these are on their way out and kind of brown. we're going to peel the banana and put it into a freezer bag. and the reason you're peeling it is because frozen bananas with the peel on is very hard to unpeel and will make your fingers very cold. and put the banana in the plastic bag, seal it up, and the bananas will always be ready for you in the freezer so that you can make this recipe and much more. now let's get started. you're not going to believe how easy this recipe really is. we'll take two frozen bananas and place them into the food processor. you can also use a blender if you don't have one. we'll place the lid on. and just pulse. perfect -- smooth and creamy. bring our b
talks early next year. >> that is a bad strategy for america. it is a bad strategy for your businesses. and it is not a game that i will play. >> reporter: and brian, tonight, the white house is preparing in case the country does go over that fiscal cliff, budget officials have asked all federal agencies for information that they need in case of possible plans in case of those automatic spending cuts that could go in place in just 27 days. >> peter alexander at the white house for us tonight. thank you. >>> and up next, the loss today of a legend in american music. i put away money. i was 21, so i said, "hmm, i want to retire at 55." and before you know it, i'm 58 years old. time went by very fast. it goes by too, too fast. ♪ but i would do it again in a heartbeat. [ laughs ] ♪ ♪ i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a
. and there will be much more on all of this tight on a live special report on cnbc. it's titled "america's economy held hostage," that's at 8:00 eastern time. >>> overseas, this has been a very deadly weekend in syria, where the civil war has been going on now for 21 months, as fighting raged in a number of cities, activist groups say more than 50 people were killed today and yesterday was far worse, with almost 400 deaths reported. more than 45,000 people have died since the war began. and today, the special u.n. negotiator predicted that 100,000 more syrians could be killed this coming year if the conflict does not end. >>> back in this country, that large and fast-moving winter storm that hit the northeast yesterday and last night came in and out in a hurry but it left a mark with quite a few areas of new england digging out today from up to a foot of snow. they included foxborough, massachusetts, where workers at gillette stadium were getting ready for today's game. parts of maine got even more snow, with up to 18 inches reported. >>> so what is in store for the nation for new year's eve and beyond
-con shooter with guns say they were actually stolen from her. >>> the showdown over guns in america is taking center stage in northern virginia. scores of gun owners are being met by scores of anti-gun activists at one of the largest gun shows. sales of the bushmaster semiautomatic rifle are brisk driven by fear congress will install the man. >>> an arrest in the second subway bush death this month. she told them she shoved the victim off and to his death because she hates muslims since september 11th. 31-year-old erica menendez could face 25 years to life in prison if convicted. >>> 50 american troops are helping u.s. citizens and diplomates evacuate the central african republic. president obama ordered the evacuation after heavy criticism of the administration security response for the september 11th attack in benghazi. >>> george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and in a regular room in houston. a spokesman says his condition is improving. the 88-year-old has been hospitalized for more than a month with complications related to bronchitis >>> on december 31st, 1907, the first big ball dr
prefer to expand in asia than here, or even europe that i talk to. the bountiful energy found in america, all of the natural gas and all that stuff, i can think of just three companies taking advantage of it. and that's talking about exporting it. the partnership sign. a 20-year agreement with total today, cqp is the symbol there. the real problem is in the exporting of the cheaper, cleaner fuel that is natural gas. not burning it here. or manufacturing with it. the industrial renaissance as i've been telling you, as much as it just breaks my heart, is stillborn. it's not getting better. retail's a real worry. i think we've fallen off a gift cliff. so few companies i know are doing well this holiday season. it is looking like a total bust. courtesy of sandy, incredibly warm weather and, of course, the fear engendered by the serious issue that is the fiscal cliff. i see that weakness and i'm not crazy about these stocks, in general. but i think that the conclusion of the housing crisis is upon us. which means there will be more money going to building and fixing up homes in 2013 than ther
about guns and the prominence around america grew more intense. on sunday in an exclusive appearance on "meet the press," the head of the nation's largest and most powerful gun lobby, the national rifle association, defended and expanded upon comments he made friday when he called on congress to fund armed officers in public schools. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy. i'll tell you what, i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. >> laperriere's position set off a flurry of public criticism, a sentiment shared by some long-time newtown residents. >> we lost 20 beautiful young children and six educators. it hurts to think we can't as a community come together with more he restrictive rules and regulations to prohibit the sale of these weapons. >> the management of nra is real not taking their responsibility for what they are doing. >> reporter: in the meantime the mother of 6-year-old noah pozner told nbc news how difficult his death has been on her family, especially on her younges
are the most talked about fashion moments? >> beyonce, we voted her america's hottest mom in our fashion issue in september. she never stop ped as well. there was never a bad moment. the thing about beyo nce is that even on the street she looked amazing. red carpets, on the street. she tore it up everywhere. kate middleton, of course, had many more public appearances. but beyonce had a year where she really laid low and was a mom and looked good. >> that's where you separate the men from the boys. >> stars just like us, taking out their garbage, they look gorgeous. >> we also had michelle williams, who looked perfect, heidi klum, gwyneth paltrow. >> let's talk it girl in hollywood. >> of course, jennifer lawrence. she started out with the hunger games and everyone thought she's like the new kristen stewart but then did a 180 when silver linings playbook came about. nominated for a golden globe. it will be her year in 2013 because another hunger games movie is coming. >> she is so good. >> and just likable, too. >> showed such versatility. both roles were totally opposite. she was amazing in bo
. >> if america falls off that fiscal cliff, maryland would be hit hard with hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs lost. >> good morning, in marylanee hit hard with hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs lost. >> good morning, in maryland, we have a lot of federal workers and businesses that rely on the federal government. good morning, in maryland, we have a lot of federal workers and businesses that rely on the federal government. if lawmakers cannot reach a budget deal, some say it would affect maryland more than other states for the department of legislative services put together a report that estimates on theerse i federal government. if lawmakers cannot reach a budget deal, some say it would affect maryland more than other states for the department of legislative services put together a report that estimates how adverse that impact would be. if we fall off the fiscal cliff, researchers estimate maryland will lose $117.6 ioyear, money that is already in the state budget. the greater economic impact could be a huge hit in sales and income t
varmint to prevent gun violence. he says it is a terrible toll all across america. >> gun violence is a public health epidemic. it is impacting each and every one of us. it is time to act. there should be no more excuses. >> chief johnson is calling for background checks for all gun wrote -- gun purchases. chief johnson want gun owners to make sure their weapons are properly secured. no call -- calls in washington tonight. -- new calls in washington tonight. a long, dorman discussion on capitol hill about gun control. some say it is time to reinstate a ban on assault weapons. one senator from west virginia, a longtime nra member, says he is now rethinking his position. >> i do not know anybody who goes hunting with an assault rifle. i do not know anyone who needs 39 clips. >> lawmakers have shied away from passing tougher gun laws because of the possible consequences. advocates say tougher laws are not the act -- not the answer. avoiding the fiscal cliff is a priority and it appears there is real movement. officials say the president is proposing a deficit reduction package that wo
making news across america today. gun control advocates answered president obama's call for action in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary school. about 200 people rallied outside the washington, d.c. headquarters of the national rifle association. the demonstrators called for the powerful lobby group to stop calling for gun control reform. >>> out west, a group caused an astounding number to turn in guns. they receive the 596 guns. $200 cash was given out for each gun until the cash ran out forcing them to hand out vouchers. >>> and authorities charged 200 with hazing crimes. 19-year-old david boganburger died december 2nd. after taking place in a drinking ritual. and his alcohol level was five times the legal limit. >>> finally, crews rushed to find a man who fell 30 feet inside a water tower. the man suffered two broken legs and a broken nose but was hoisted out of the tank. >>> in and victor cruz on connecticut shooting victim jack pinto. as we showed you yesterday, cruz wrote jack pinto's name on his shoes calling him my hero. after the game, he told how he felt.
the effects of the cliff on january 4 when the new congress is in town. >> if america does fall off the fiscal cliff, maryland would be hit hard. hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs lost. sarah sampson continue our coverage. >> maryland has very strong ties to the federal government. lots of federal workers and businesses that rely on the federal workers. all of them are keeping a close eye on negotiations. according to a report earlier this year by the state department of legislative services, maryland stands to lose 53,000 jobs in 2013 if lawmakers cannot come to an agreement. the state will also lose tax revenue estimated at about $260 million for 2013. if the cuts go through, the state will lose $117 million in federal funding for 2013. that is money the state has already factored into its budget. >> it is gone to affect social service programs -- it is going to affect social service programs as well as some of our defense contractors in maryland. it is going to adversely impact our low income households as well as some of our higher and households. >> the first t
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